The Women of Summer SummaryReveals that from 1921 to 1938, 1700 blue collar women participat./ia ma controversial and inspired educational experiment known as the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers. Shows that the program changed their lives forever and has left a legacy meriting public awareness. The School was funded by prominent capitalists such as the Rockefellers, DuPonts and Carnegies, and introduced women workers of every./ia mand nationality to the realm of humanistic and political thought, including Marxism and trade unionism. In the end it was considered too radical and was discontinued, but not before it had exerted a profound influence on its faculty and students, producing union, community and government leaders. Coproduced with Rita Heller.
Tells the story of the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers as seen through the eyes of its alumnae fifty years later at a planned reunion.